A Kind of Jesus Figure

Here's another passage I had to cut from The Grievers when I changed Charley's job from being a teacher to being a human dollar sign. Of course, I probably would have cut this passage regardless. I think it's a little to "meta," since Charley and his students are discussing his life as if it's a…Read more A Kind of Jesus Figure

Using the Elevator Pitch for Editing

The elevator pitch can be more than a marketing tool. In fact, it can be the star that guides you through the countless rounds of revision you do before the manuscript goes in front of an agent or editor -- and the countless more you'll do ​after​ it's been accepted for publication.